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American Heart Association Development Manager, Connecticut in Hartford, Connecticut


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We are currently hiring a Development Manager in Hartford, CT area. The Manager will generate revenue for the American Heart Association’s Greater Hartford Go Red for Women, a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. This campaign includes our signature luncheon, STEM Goes Red and other campaign components. This position is a home-office based in the Greater Hartford area with frequent travel in your territory. You will join our multifaceted Connecticut team and you will be responsible for managing the Go Red for Women campaign and achieve its fundraising goals to create impact in the region and execute our life-saving mission.

The position’s primary responsibility is to drive new revenue in support of our mission, through corporate sponsorship and individual donor engagement. The role requires passion and commitment to engage new relationships, high level of revenue-generating activity in a fast-paced environment. The expectation is 8-10 external in-person meetings. We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay. The potential incentive is based on achieving certain revenue targets and triggers.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and at


The Development Manager ensures executive volunteer leadership is recruited and developed. This will include solicitation of large dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, executive leadership recruitment, and volunteer recruitment and management. The Manager is responsible for campaign management and financial goals to advance the Go Red for Women campaign and the American Heart Association's mission. The Manager will implement high quality events in accordance with Association standards and in collaboration with the market.

The main accountability of the Development Manager is to drive revenue for the mission of the Association.

  • Generate revenue by prospecting and securing local corporate sponsorship and individual donations. Achieve revenue goals by building and maintaining relationships with corporate partners and donors.

  • Build and maintain a robust pipeline of prospective corporate sponsors and donors by conducting research that matches to the campaign goals and the Association's mission.

  • Reach out and engage new prospects and supporters with an expectation of 8-10 impactful revenue-generating meetings a week.

  • Develop and present proposals and accompanying materials to secure revenue and volunteer engagement.

  • Recruit and be responsible for executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day-of-the-event volunteers.

  • For the Go Red for Women event, you will manage event leadership, Women of Impact, event logistics and coordinate the event auction by leading a committee of volunteers to solicit auction items and prepare packages that will raise funds.

  • Lead and engage new individual membership for our Circle of Red and Cor Vitae giving societies, in partnership with other appropriate fundraising staff. Includes planning and implementing regular engagement events for members.

  • Work with a Communications Director to support and promote campaign communication plans.


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • 2 years of validated experience in fundraising, sales, or equivalent type experience

  • Ability to do daily local travel up to 75%; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis

  • Ability to lift and/or move large objects (such as boxes) with the expectation that heavier items would be broken down into smaller components or requesting additional assistance may be required before lifting and/or moving

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill/proficiency with Microsoft Office

Here are some of the preferred experience skills we are seeking:

  • University/College degree or equivalent experience, preferred

  • Experience leading and encouraging high-level leaders at the C-Suite level

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks

Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs; this position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-CT-Hartford

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/25/2023 5:36 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-11674

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: CT-Hartford